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Camping Coffee: Backpack Baristas

Camping Coffee: Backpack Baristas

It’s summertime. For many of us, it’s time to head to the beach, the woods, or the lake. As coffee drinkers know, nothing tastes better after a night spent in a sleeping bag than a hot, tasty mug of camping coffee. The convenience of instant coffee can be hard to resist when traveling. But being away from home doesn’t mean…

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Coffee Season: Follow the Beans

Coffee Season: Follow the Beans

It’s finally spring in North Carolina. That’s cause for celebration at my house because spring means strawberry season. We’re celebrating at Dilworth Coffee too, because spring also means Central American coffee season. Coffee season? Connoisseurs of strawberries, peaches, or apples know that fruits taste a little sweeter in their season. As the seed of a fruit, coffee too has a season.…

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Barista at Home: Grinding Coffee

Barista at Home: Grinding Coffee

The humble coffee grinder. It’s the unsung hero of the coffee bar. Standing in the shadows of flashy espresso machines and towering batch brewers, grinding coffee without fanfare. If espresso equipment were a band, the coffee grinder would be the bass player. Just like solid bass grooves underpin tasty melodies, grinding coffee properly can really help your espresso and brewed…

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Cracking the Code: Coffee Tasting Notes

Cracking the Code: Coffee Tasting Notes

You’re special. Unique. One-of a kind. I’m not just saying that because you clearly appreciate good coffee… it’s science! You have your own personal history of sensory experiences. Unique physiology also means that you probably perceive the world a little differently too. All of those differences make your flavor preferences truly one-of-a-kind. You’re in luck, because coffee is pretty special…

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Barista at Home: The Espresso Machine

Barista at Home: The Espresso Machine

It’s the concentrated essence of coffee. A pure expression of the flavors locked in the bean. Coffee with its amplifiers turned up to eleven. We call it espresso. After one sip of a well-made espresso, one might wonder how such intensity of flavor is even possible. Baristas know that extracting the best flavors from good coffees takes finely ground coffee,…

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Coffee Terroir: the Roots of Flavor

Coffee Terroir: the Roots of Flavor

Have you ever tasted mountain breezes, tropical rain showers, or a subtle hint of volcanic soil in your coffee? We know that flavor descriptors for coffee can sometimes be… imaginative. Many tasters can pick up dark chocolate, berry, toasted nuts. Others pinpoint tangerine zest, honey, and jasmine. But mountain breezes??? You might not have tasted rain or soil in your…

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Warm Cafe Hospitality

Warm Cafe Hospitality

True, warm hospitality. It’s the welcome we share with guests in our home, friends sharing holiday cheer, family visiting to spend a few days together. Warm cafe hospitality means welcoming our customers like guests in our home. It’s customer service, and more. It means preparing for them long before they arrive, and caring for them until they leave. In a…

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